Part I – Welcome to Venice, California

Does the idea of Venice beach in California conjure up images of hippie surfer dudes with a weed shop on every corner? Well, that’s definitely one side of Venice. If you happen to have a bit of boho in you like me, you will absolutely love the quirkiness of this beach town. With it’s quaint … Continue Reading

Pieces of Inspiration – Jewelry by Trisha Dunn

Spotting Trisha’s jewelry on a weekend getaway to the charming enclave of San Luis Capistrano, was the beginning of a fabulous collaboration with a kindred spirit. As a fashion blogger, weekends are an opportunity to venture out and find wonderful backgrounds for photo shoots. One particularly beautiful weekend this spring was spent in the town … Continue Reading

A Shoe Obsession

Ok, I admit it.  I’m a reformed handbag addict. I couldn’t walk into a store without heading straight to the accessories department and combing through the latest handbags. The handbag clearance table was a bit of a magnet that I couldn’t resist.  Over time, as my journey led me down the path of becoming a … Continue Reading

Mr Self Portrait

Rarely, does a brand come along with such an incredible array of gorgeous designs. I’m a bit of a kid in a candy store when it comes to beautiful design and Mr Self Portrait always delivers. His dresses are world renowned for their incredible intricacy in the details. Using the finest lace and weaving the … Continue Reading

The World According to Paul Andrew

One of the best parts of my new life as a fashion/lifestyle blogger is the opportunity to partner with fabulous brands and Paul Andrew is at the top of my list.  There’s nothing more exciting in the blogging world than coming home to a box filled with shoes courtesy of this fabulous designer.  Paul Andrew … Continue Reading

Lady in Red

There’s something special about the color red.  It’s daring, vibrant, and so very alive.  It’s my go to color to lift me up when life gets me down.  Red is the color of passion, love, fire, desire and heat.  It’s the color of the root chakra, representing safety and security.  It’s a color that always … Continue Reading

Beauty and the Beach

Life at the beach is definitely different.  Having left behind the blustery winters of Chicago several years ago, to begin a new life in Southern California, has made my heart sing.   Born in July, a total Cancer at heart, this girl has been a water girl all her life.   Growing up on waterskis and spending … Continue Reading

Brand Spotlight  –  Lilly Pulitzer

  There’s something about reconnecting with a brand that you loved in your youth.  Fashion, like music, always transports me back in time.  I was flipping through one of the latest fashion magazines recently, when I came upon an ad for Lilly Pultizer. A stunning flaxen haired beauty decked out in a full length maxi … Continue Reading

Brand Spotlight – Banana Republic

  When I think of Banana Republic, I think of classic with a twist.  Evolving over the years, this brand reflects high quality at affordable prices. I don’t know about you, but to me, fashion is about having a blast  and just being yourself.   You may have already discovered the incredible array of gorgeous shoes … Continue Reading

Adventures in Utah

  Fall always makes me thing of falling leaves, changing colors, cozy sweaters and crisp cool nights. Always a favorite season of mine, and the perfect to see Utah and the overwhelming beauty of nature in the glorious American West. Early fall is the ideal time for a visit to this unusual part of the … Continue Reading